COVINGTON, La. -- Two teenagers were arrested by police, charged with terrorizing, after they allegedly made threats against Covington High School, according to Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz.
The 14-year-old and 15-year-old male students were arrested Friday afternoon, police said, and booked in the Florida Parish Detention Center. Police did not identify the juveniles.
"Late Friday afternoon, the administration of Covington High School alerted the Covington Police Department that two students made a verbal threat towards the school," Lentz said in a statement. "The school administration immediately detained the students and our police officers were brought in to investigate."
Lentz said that an investigation revealed that the two young men had access to weapons in their homes.
Superintendent W. L. "Trey" Folse III and Lentz commended the students who tipped off officials about the threats from the two students. "We encourage any student that has knowledge of someone planning to harm others to bring it to the attention of a teacher or administrator of the school. We take every threat seriously, whether real or a hoax, and each situation will be investigated fully," Lentz said.
When classes resume after the Thanksgiving break, extra officers will be staffed at the school as a precaution, according to police.